This blog is all about me......I come here for respite in between caring for JoJo (our Daughter who has Special Needs)......I am addicted to starting new projects......I am becoming a fabric-a-holic... I love to try out recipes... take a beach walk and breathe in that salty blue air......love to have coffee...sip a glass of champagne......read a book......I am Queen of the Armchair and am inspired by all the wonderful blogs out there!!!

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

SSCS 2011...Secret Santa Christmas Swap

Finally........my SSCS has arrived all the way from North Carolina........
sent by Lynn


The gift had to include a Christmas decoration...


And a gift to put under the Christmas Tree to be opened up at Christmas...
I will show these after Christmas...


The Christmas card will have to wait too!!!


The ornament is on our tree now...
Gifts are PATIENTLY waiting for me to open them!!!!!!!!!!!

Thank you so much to Chookyblue for organizing this Swap...
She's done a wonderful job putting it all together with parcels going everywhere...
I have previously been looking at this one and finally joined it!!!!!

Now Chooky I'm very busy...off to attach the next Block in my Gardener's Journal Quilt!!!

12 comments:

Kate-Show and Tell said...

It is lovely Dzintra....Lucky girl....x

Chookyblue...... said...

lovely ornament........yes save that card we don't want to ruin any christmas day surprises.........

Fer said...

How sweet!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

THIS IS SO DARLING DEAR ONE!!! How I wish I had the time to craft fun things....so lovely!!! Anita

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

OH HOW I WOULD LOVE A SEWING MACHINE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I don't think we are doing gifts this year; our new rooms added last year are our gift, which is just fine with me!!! LOVE TO YOU DEAREST! Anita

Lynn said...

Hi, Dzintra!
Hurray!!!! It's there! Now I can come out of stalking/hiding!

Rachaeldaisy said...

Your ornament is so pretty!!! What a fun swap, I like that you have to wait till Christmas. The pink paper is fun! Don't get into a blue with Chookyblue!!

Notjustnat said...

Have fun with the swap. It's something you love, hand embroidery!
Hugs
Nat

Terry said...

I understand giving away the suprise is something I goofed at as well recently. Don't Open Till Christmas.

The embroidered bauble is so sweet. I'm sure it looks great on your tree.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh dearest, it is so funny to think that as we are up here braving the cold but beautiful landscape, you are preparing for the holidays in SUMMER. That is a wonder to me, that in this world of blogging, we can enjoy each other's company from so far away. THAT RED CAKE LOOKS GREAT, HEY???

Much love to you dearest! Anita

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh, give me the BLUE SHOES NOW!!!

Susan McShannon-Monteith said...

Hope all is well in the land down under...
I have returned to the land of blog and are now catching up on all my favourite places.
Hope JoJo is excited about the upcoming holidays.
Susan x

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